Assou-Ekotto made 205 appearances in all competitions for Spurs, scoring four goals and providing 10 assists according to Transfermarkt. He has also played for RC Lens, Queens Park Rangers, AS Saint-Etienne and FC Metz and has been capped 23 times by Cameroon, as per the website.
Some supporters praised their former man on Twitter but a couple slated the 36-year old by comparing him to Serge Aurier, who they do not seem particularly fond of. Comparing Assou-Ekotto’s last season in the Premier League to Aurier this campaign, the former averaged more interceptions, clearances, shots, passes, crosses, long and through balls per game, according to Whoscored.
One fan said that Assou-Ekotto was underrated and based off these stats he might be right. Other supporters also hailed their former left-back, as you can see by their reactions below:
Very under rated!
— George Horsley (@georgehorsley) March 24, 2020
This guy was worse than aurier
— Respect don levy (@Bartholemwhosav) March 24, 2020
A better left back than any we have at the club at the moment. Not loved by all of the fans but I always thought he was decent.
— 75 Retro (@75Retro) March 24, 2020
DONTCHA WISH YOUR GIRLFRIEND WAS B-A-E
— Nicholas Hilton (@nickhilton84) March 24, 2020
Aurier is our right back version of Benni
— (((Don_ THFC))) (@Dnannery) March 24, 2020
Benny did have some mad skills👍🏽👍🏽
Nice to see Laca fall down again 😀
— S⚽️XY’🐓 (@paulsoxy) March 24, 2020
Could Tottenham seriously sign Erling Haaland?
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